The Rotary Club of
Mount Eliza
Chartered 1971
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Mount Eliza
Service Above Self
Tuesdays at 6:00 PM
Toorak College
Mt Eliza
Mount Eliza, VIC 3930
0418 319 101
Dinner Meeting at Toorak College & Zoom Meeting Conference Number 82650442487
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President Carolyn's Notes
President Carolyn's Notes
Our joint meeting with Mornington Rotary recently highlighted our support to Connecting2 Australia, (C2A).  Three separate Rotary Clubs pooling resources to provide computers for them was a great effort.  Of course Mount Eliza Rotary is already very supportive to C2A through long term Board Members Chris Angerer and Alex Anderson.  I am pleased to say that new member Iain Spear has replaced Chris on the C2A Board so our relationship remains strong.
I hope that everyone has met our newest member Carol Allen.  Carol is actually a Past President of My Martha Rotary.  She has moved to Mount Eliza and thinks it makes most sense to be more involved locally.  We will do a more formal welcome when her dinner badge arrives.
It is great when one of our own members is the guest speaker.  Last week Kay McCauley spoke about her experience with midwifery students in a remote part of New Guinea.  At the time she was a lecturer at Monash University.  She spoke on the primitive conditions that they found and encouraged the Rotary Club to get involved in a Foundation to improve facilities.  This is something that the International committee will consider.
A reminder that the Farmers Market is on this Sunday.  Annette and Carol have circulated the roster.  This is a major income project so its very important that all members get on board and hope for good weather.
This Week's Speaker
This Week's Speaker, Kay McCauley
PNG Goroka visit

PNGs population (2023) = 9,462 million. About 40% of the total population is under 15 yrs.
Culturally diverse. Over 850 tribes. At least 800 languages spoken.
 Literacy rate (15-24 yrs). 64.1%. 40% women literate, 60% men.
 Living in poverty - 40%
Life expectancy at birth – 1960 45 years, 2023 65, were from respiratory infections,
diabetes, TB. Now HIV, Chronic Kidney disease.
 Maternal mortality ratio - 768:100,000 births.
 Birth rate in 2023 – 25,884.

 Infant mortality – 1960 85:1000 live births. 2023 36:1000 (Malnutrition now highest cause
previously gastro/dehydration)
 Vaccines now available for pneumonia, Bacterial meningitis, flu.

Highland Foundation
To take simple and practical steps to strengthen the existing healthcare facilities in Papua
New Guinea with the aim of decreasing the infant and maternal mortality and morbidity rates.  
Established in 2005
All Volunteers.
2022 received $11,543.00 donations.
Next container in approx. 6/12 months to Sepik Area
The hospital has no birthing beds and limited equipment.
Possible assistance
 1. Mother and baby packs (clothing) - donated
 2. Birthing kits $5 each/200 + $1000
 3. Health Worker kits cost of air freight only is $2000
 4. Birthing bed (This hospital has none) $5000

Support from the Rotary Club of Mt Eliza will be discussed by the International Committee.
Rotary Club of Mt Eliza – HOME HOSTING 2023-24
A popular activity at our Club over many years has been Home Hosting; an activity that
allows members to enjoy fellowship in smaller groups at each others’ homes.
Participants in Home Hosting invite two (or more) Rotarians & partners, where applicable,
to their home for either lunch or dinner. Single Rotarians are easily able to participate.
In turn, participants are invited to the home of two other Rotarians to share a meal.
A roster is drawn up and distributed to all those who are interested and have put their
names forward. Home Hosting is now open and will close on Friday, 25 August. The roster
will be drawn up and distributed in the first week of September. Unfortunately, once the
roster is finalised it is not possible to add further names.
If you put your name down for Home Hosting there is an obligation to fully participate and
invite those assigned to you to your home.
Those who are interested in being involved in Home Hosting are asked to email Jim Young – no later than COB on Friday, 25 August
Club Meetings
Meeting for July 25th
July 25thProgramClub Night
 ChairmanCarolyn Such
 3 Minute SpeakerNo 3 Minute Speaker
 CashiersSue Voss / John Horscroft
 Fellowship Brendan Hoban
 FurnitureMike Weber
 SergeantRay Manchester
Club Meetings for August
August 1stProgramUnique Antique Objects    
 Co-ordinatorsJudy Coultas & Mike Weber    
 3 Minute SpeakerNo 3 Minute Speaker    
 CashiersSue Voss / Suzie Adam    
 Fellowship Caryl Coulthard     
 FurnitureTim Worrall     
 Heads & TailsTrish Stamp     
August 8thProgram ZoomBen Smith - CEO - Mornington Community & Information Centre
 Chairman Brendan Hoban     
 3 Minute SpeakerNeil Heron     
August 15thProgramDavid Corduff / Peter Orton - Peninsula Voice News  
 ChairmanTrish Stamp     
 3 Minute SpeakerCaryl Coulthard     
 CashiersJenny Baker / Iain Spear    
 Fellowship John Gilbert     
 FurnitureRowan Miller     
 Heads & TailsTrish Stamp     
August 22ndProgramClub Night     
 ChairmanCarolyn Such     
 3 Minute SpeakerNo 3 Minute Speaker    
 CashiersBrendan Hoban / Rhonda Vincent   
 Fellowship Janet Richards     
 FurnitureMike Weber     
 SergeantRay Manchester     
August 29thProgramRebecca Adam- CEO - Expression Australia  
 ChairmanRhonda Vincent     
 3 Minute SpeakerFrank Flowers     
 CashiersDavid Rew / Chris Angerer    
 Fellowship Annette Ferrier     
 FurnitureJim Voss      
 Heads & TailsTrish Stamp     
And From Casey Rotary Club
On Saturday July 29th from 9am to 3.30pm our Rotary Club is running an Antique & Collectible Fair at the Pakenham Cultural Centre’s great hall on Lakeside Boulevard. It would be wonderful if you could support our club while at the same time having an enjoyable Saturday “winter’s" day out. There will be a great collection of dealers from all over Victoria and the hall, itself is completely full with these dealers. To top the day off there is also a great cafe on site. Entry is just $5 and every penny raised on the day will go to charity. 
Thank you and hope you can make it.. we would really appreciate it..… cheers  Paul 
Brynton's Joke of the Week
Brynton's Joke of the Week
“God was missing for six days”. 

God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael, the archangel found him... resting on the seventh day.

He inquired, "Where have you been?"

God smiled deeply and proudly pointed downwards through the clouds, "Look, Michael. Look what I've made."

Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said, "What is it?"

"It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put life on it.. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a place to test Balance."

"Balance?" Inquired Michael, "I'm still confused."

God explained, pointing to different parts of the earth. "For example, northern Europe will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while southern Europe is going to be poor. Over here I've placed a continent of white people, and over there is a continent of black people. Balance in all things."

God continued pointing to different countries "This one will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice."

The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land area and said, "What's that one?"

"That's Washington State, one of the most glorious places on earth. There are beautiful mountains, rivers and streams, lakes, forests, hills, and plains. The people from Washington State are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent, and humorous, and they are going to travel the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, high achieving, carriers of peace and producers of software."

Michael gasped in wonder and admiration, but then asked, "But what about balance, God? You said there would be balance."

God smiled, "There's another Washington .. Wait till you see the idiots I put there”.
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